Media mogul Dan Diaconescu, owner of the OTV television was indicted by anti graft prosecutors in a file accused of blackmailing Zarand mayor Ion Mot and businessman Paul Petru Tardea.

Diaconescu was heard several times in the last months by anti graft prosecutors. Diaconescu as arrested on June 23 for the same charges and was released on June 25 after Diaconescu's appeal.